Islamabad: Under the Public Sector Development Programmed (PSDP), the federal government has given Rs1.625 billion for the completion of seven ongoing and six new petroleum-related projects to boost the energy sector.

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According to the figures, Rs. 1.4 million will be split among the seven active initiatives, with the majority of it going to women.

  • Rs. 263m were meant for the establishment of National Minerals Data Centre (NMDC)
  • Rs. 345.321 for Expansion and up-gradation of Pakistan Petroleum Core House (PETCORE)
  • Rs. 30m for Geological Mapping on 50 Toposheets, out of 354 unmapped Toposheets of Outcrop Area of Balochistan province
  • Rs. 385.336m for strengthening and up-gradation of Karachi Laboratories Complex (KLC) at HDIP Operations Office, Karachi
  • Rs. 76.580m for the supply of 13.5 MMCFD gas at Doorstep (Zero Point) of Dhabeji Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Sindh
  • Rs. 230m for the supply of 30MMCFD gas at Doorstep (Zero Point) of Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
  • Rs. 143.446m for up-gradation of POL testing facilities of HDIP at Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta and ISO Certification of Petroleum Testing Laboratory at Islamabad.

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Similarly, Rs. 1.77 million has been allocated to fund the new schemes, out of which:

  • Rs. 40m were kept for development of Strategic Underground Gas Storage (SUGS),
  • Rs. 30m for Legal Consultancy Services for drafting of Model Mineral Agreement and updating of Regulatory Framework (Federal and Provincial Minerals/Coal Departments) prepared by Mineral Wing, Petroleum Division
  • Rs. 40m for Pakistan National Research Programmed on Geological Hazards (Earthquakes and Landslides) – Data Acquisition along Active Faults and Identification of Potential Landslides Hot spot Zones
  • Rs. 73.447m for the supply of 10 MMCFD RLNG to Bostan Special Economic Zone
  • Rs. 149.410m for the supply of 13 MMCFD RLNG to Bin Qasim Industrial Park
  • Rs. 785m for the supply of 40 MMCFD gas/RLNG to Allama Iqbal Industrial City Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Faisalabad.

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